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Homeowners perplexed by random spare room in Ikea flat-pack houses

Skjul - The Ikea flat-pack house

Ikea will soon start building flat-pack houses in the UK following a deal between Worthing Council and BoKlok, which is jointly owned by the Swedish retailer and construction company Skanska.

Councillors in the West Sussex town expect to sign the deal in the coming months following a successful pilot build of fourteen houses in neighbouring Shoreham-on-Sea.

Residents of the pilot homes say that overall they are very pleased with the build quality, although finding the right allen key to open the front door after a few pints has proved a challenge for some. 

“I love my ‘Skjul’,” Jane Fishlove, one of the early Shoreham residents, told us.

“It’s got everything you’d expect, bathroom, bedrooms, kitchen, and even a secret passage that gets you from the garage to the loft without going through any of the other rooms, just like in the Ikea stores.”

“The only negative is that all the houses have this random spare room that’s not on the plans or parts list, and none of us know what it’s for.”

Glastonbury bans cabinet ministers in bid to clamp down on illegal drug use

Music Festival
Photo credit: Wendy Wei from Pexels

Annual mud and music festival, Glastonbury, kicked off yesterday with a pledge to eradicate illegal drug abuse by banning Cabinet Ministers from the site for the duration of the four-day spectacular.

Founder and organiser of the festival, Michael Eavis said, "since Jeremy Corbyn headlined the Pyramid Stage a few years ago with his Jethro Tull tribute act, the festival has become a magnet for politicians keen to engage with the youth.

"But we want our guests to have a good time and be safe; if these Cabinet ministers think they're going to come here with their opium and cocaine, then they need to think again."

A police spokeswoman stressed that, unlike in Westminster, anyone caught with illegal substances at the festival would feel the full force of the law. 

"This is a music festival and though we recognise that some music, particularly some dance music, is only tolerable under the influence of drugs; possession or supply of these substances is illegal, and we are the police, so... y' know..." she explained. 

Despite the ban, both the remaining Tory leadership candidates are expected to be making low key appearances at Worthy Farm across the weekend.

Jeremy Hunt will join Drum and Bass legend, London Electricity, for a back to back DJ set as part of Sunday night's Hospitality Takeover on the new Samula stage.

Boris Johnson, billed as "The Ringmaster", will host a children's bus modelling workshop in the Kidzfield Big Top.

Rumours that Jeremy Corbyn will make a second appearance are unconfirmed. Labour sources say their leader had planned to make a statement about Brexit but got stuck while climbing over the fence.